Author Topic: Lionel Green 820 Santa Fe boxcar on a 1916 XMAS layout.  (Read 366 times)

Terry

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I am slowly moving old pages on the website over to the new blog format. I found these pictures of a 1916-18 train layout.

These vintage photos show either a 706 or an early 154 loco with TWO green 820 boxcars.

I'll check to see if I can get better scans of the pictures.

Here's a link

https://train99.com/layouts/1916-o-gauge-train-layout/

Here's an 820 in green for comparison:

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I always wondered where you acquired the photo's of this layout. Not many of these Green 820's around. I know of less than 10. Any idea? Here's mine.
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I've NEVER seen a green 820 for sale except the one I have. That includes watching eBay for 20+ years, and the big train auction houses.

My green 820 and the 728 Quaker loco both came from a midwest collection Al Levine bought in the 1980s from his TCA news ads.  I think it was 1985. No one would pay the crazy prices Al wanted, so they weren't selling.  My dad landed the Grace Restaurant account that year and was starting to buy back the trains he'd sold to start the business.

About the photo. . . A freind collects these old pictures. He has kids with their trains,  club layouts from the 1930s and newer, collectors at train meets and stores beginning in the 1950s. 

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Jim Lyons put his 820 on eBay. Marty Visnick had one at York one year which I believe was subsequently stolen from his table. A close friend of mine bought one at York. I bought mine from a TCA collector after I called about a different item on the TCA exchange. My Quaker was found at YORK.